Los Angeles Kidnapping Defense Attorney
The Manulian Law Firm representing clients facing kidnapping charges under Penal Code Sections 207, 208, 209, 209.5, and 278. Kidnapping in California is considered a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law; meaning that if convicted of kidnapping, you could be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole if you have a previous criminal record. One of the most serious crimes in California, kidnapping includes the acts of taking, holding, or detaining another person by fear or force and moving that person against his or her will to another location. If charged with or under investigation for kidnapping, you need to contact an experienced Los Angeles kidnapping criminal defense lawyer. A criminal defense attorney can assist you with your legal options after a kidnapping arrest and help you navigate through the California criminal justice system to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
R.J. Manuelian is a California Defense Attorney Experienced in Defense of Kidnapping Defendants
If you are charged with kidnapping, you want to seek representation from a California criminal defense attorney who understands the criminal justice system and who can formulate a strategy that leads to the most positive outcome available to you. R.J Manuelian goes the extra mile to investigate cases of kidnapping in pursuit of facts that might be leveraged to dismiss your kidnapping case. If such evidence is not discovered, he will attempt to undermine the prosecution’s case with a strong defense or negotiate a plea bargain on your behalf with the goal of obtaining the most positive outcome possible.
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Kidnapping Defense Attorney in Los Angeles Helping Clients Mitigate Penalties
The severity of penalties for kidnapping varies depending upon the circumstances of the offense. Many times a kidnapping case is deemed a “strike” and a violent felony. Consequently, a convicted defendant must serve at a minimum of 85 percent of his or her sentence before being released. If a person is subsequently charged with another felony, his or her sentence for the new offense is doubled because of the previous kidnapping conviction, a strike conviction. Once two strikes are reached, if a third felony conviction occurs, the defendant can be sentenced to 25 years to life as punishment.